The Knowledge Book

Author: National Geographic
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 142620518X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A comprehensive, visual reference, enhanced by photographs and illustrations, provides information on all major fields of knowledge and includes timelines, sidebars, cross-references, and other useful features.

The Knowledge Book

Author: David Wallenchinsky
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 9781740666787
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"This is a concise yet comprehensive single-volume desk reference that covers cultural history, biology, chemistry, earth science, maths, the arts, environment, society, politics, religion, philosophy, psychology and more. Written for a general audience and students"--Provided by publisher.

The Least You Should Know About English Writing Skills

Author: Paige Wilson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285443535
Format: PDF, ePub
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Quickly master English writing skills with THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGLISH: WRITING SKILLS, Twelfth Edition. Brief and uncomplicated, this text has helped students learn the basics of English writing for more than 30 years with its clear, concise concept explanations and useful, relevant corresponding exercises. Topics include spelling, word choice, sentence structure, punctuation, paragraph, and essay writing-as well as more advanced skills such as argumentation and quotation. Check your work easily with exercise answers located in the back of the book, making it an excellent writing resource even after the course has ended. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Dimensions of Faith

Author: Steve Donaldson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498220061
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In Dimensions of Faith, cognitive scientist Steve Donaldson takes readers on a journey from the world of assumptions, set minds, widely varying beliefs, and popular misconceptions to an understanding of the true essence and role of faith as the natural and inevitable product of brains. Using numerous illustrations and examples, Donaldson shows how faith is necessitated by a variety of unavoidable limitations, exposes the myth of a divide between faith and critical thinking, provides practical advice for crafting coherent beliefs, and explains why there can never be such a place as "Factland." Along the way he takes a special look at religious faith--evaluating its attributes, exploring its relation to other manifestations of faith, investigating whether God has done his job well enough to warrant the faith placed in him, and pondering how truth seekers can sometimes end up in very different places.

Ideas That Matter

Author: A.C. Grayling
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0297857703
Format: PDF
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Leading philosopher's guide to the ideas that will shape the 21st century 'Ideas are the cogs that drive history, and understanding them is half way to being aboard that powerful juggernaut rather than under its wheels'. This is a book that celebrates the power of ideas: thought can, and does, change the world. And, in turn, ideas evolve. Fundamentalism, environmentalism and bioethics are defining our future just as Marxism, feminism or existentialism have influenced our present. So what do we need to know as we move into the 21st century? More than a simple reference work, this is A.C. Grayling's personal and heartfelt guide to the ideas, past and present, that shape our world. Covering religion, philosophy, scientific theory and political movements, each alphabetically ordered entry illuminates, elucidates and provokes. Written with Grayling's customary fire and erudition, the result is a book that aims both to arm readers with knowledge and engage them in philosophical debate.

Teaching 21st Century Skills

Author: Sue Beers
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416613277
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The 21st century has ushered in game-changing technological advances that have transformed the way we learn, live, and work. New technologies, global competition and communication, social networking, and the accelerated growth of knowledge have given rise to an increasingly interconnected world that calls for different learning opportunities and newly designed instruction. As educators, how can we prepare students to succeed and thrive in this rapidly evolving, technology-rich, global community? This action tool defines the skills and knowledge that students need for the 21st century and provides tools that you can use with any content to help teach and reinforce those skills. Based on the work of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, the framework for 21st century learning described in this action tool is built on a foundation of academic subject knowledge that students apply through the essential skills of critical thinking and problem solving, creativity and innovation, communication, and collaboration. Use the instructional planning tools to design a well-rounded set of learning opportunities that integrate the important aspects of 21st century literacies into your lessons. Then choose from 45 ready-to-use classroom tools to help students learn and practice the 21st century skills in any content area. Each tool includes step-by-step instructions, suggestions for integrating technology, and reflection questions that promote students' metacognition. To teach 21st century skills is to teach students a process of thinking about what they are learning. The goal is for students to think independently about content and seek answers to their own questions. The tools and activities in this book can help you guide students through a variety of models and processes that allow them to make analytical thinking routine. With these methods, you ensure that each new generation of learners is equipped for the world of their future rather than the world of our past.

Knowledge Policy

Author: Greg Hearn
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781782541912
Format: PDF
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Illustrates how the production of knowledge has become central to economic life, and that competitiveness in the 21st century market place is characterized by the ability to translate scientific and technological knowledge into innovation. This book explains what we actually mean by the term 'knowledge'.

Guided Inquiry Learning in the 21st Century 2nd Edition

Author: Carol C. Kuhlthau
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440833826
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This dynamic approach to an exciting form of teaching and learning will inspire students to gain insights and complex thinking skills from the school library, their community, and the wider world. • Identifies and explains the five kinds of learning accomplished through guided inquiry • Includes a new chapter on how to meet current curricular standards throughout inquiry learning • Introduces the Guided Inquiry Design framework • Describes guided inquiry's unique approach to transforming learning in today's schools • Discusses how to embed student research in the inquiry process at all grade levels